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Owls on our Front Porch

by Jane Windham on September 29, 2014

Owls on our Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsWhoooooo’s ready for fall? I am, now that I’ve finished decorating our front porch. And even though everything is still green around here, I’ve filled the porch with all the glorious colors of autumn and a whole bunch of hoot owls!

wooden owl made with a Dremel | Cottage at the CrossroadsYou may remember that about a month ago, we showed you this wooden owl that we created in the post Using a Dremel is a Hoot. I knew then that I wanted to go with an owl theme for the porch, so I started collecting some owl items and came across some really cool vintage needlework at the auction.

vintage owl needlework | Cottage at the CrossroadsThis cute, golden owl was one of my finds.

vintage owl needlework | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd so was this piece of  crewel. I got both of them for $5.

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd on another day, I spotted this piece with the 3 owls. They look like they’ve been carved from wood, but it’s just plastic!

Owl Wreath | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd my sweet sister-in-law Jean got into the hunt and found this owl on a trip to Atlanta, and I turned it into a wreath for the front door.

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAround the front door I have a grapevine garland that gets decorated for each season, and you can see some little owls that I made for it.

owl garland | Cottage at the Crossroads

I cut them from felt and added a few embellishments such as some eyes made from scrap material and buttons for eyes.Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThis little guy is perched on top of one of the red lanterns that we added last Christmas.

Old milk can dressed for autumn | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe old milk can that always sits beside the front door got a new fall treatment.

Old milk can dressed for autumn | Cottage at the CrossroadsI was fortunate to find this mesh ribbon which has some red in it along with other fall colors because the porch has a lot of red items on it. The ribbon was wide so I cut it in half so that it would go further!

owl salad plates | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe table is set with some owl salad plates that I wisely bought when I first spotted them at Walmart.  The old wooden napkin rings got hot-glued with an acorn.

vintage glasses | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd I thought these vintage glasses that I bought at the auction went perfectly on my autumn table.

Owls on our Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsNow, you can’t have a fall porch without a pumpkin, can you?

vintage patchwork pumpkin | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe centerpiece on the table is this vintage patchwork pumpkin that I found……….at the auction, of course!

vintage patchwork pumpkin | Cottage at the CrossroadsOh my! Don’t you just love its shabbiness?

Owls on our Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsOn the table that sits at one end of the porch, I put 2 purple fountain grass plants in burlap bags. They had out-grown their pots and my sister-in-law was going to dispose of them, but I grabbed them. I had just the place for them to go!

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAt the other end of the porch is our sitting area with some new pillows in the chairs. I was in the Carolina Pottery store in Columbia and spotted a bargain bin of pillows. I got two of these for $4.99 each. They are not outdoor pillows, but at that price, who cares?

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThe colors in them are a perfect match to the upholstery fabric that been on the cushions longer than I even want to think about.

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsDo you remember the cute red and white ticking shade that I made for the lamp on our summer porch? Well, I whipped up a burlap one for fall and I promise, I’ll return soon with a tutorial on how to make one!

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnother owl in the rocker is welcoming fall.

cute owl from the dollar store | Cottage at the CrossroadsSo is this little cutie that came from Dollar General! I think I’ll name him “Hootie!” Anything as cute as that needs a name, don’t ya think?

Owls on our Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsThis vintage ceramic owl vase made its first appearance on our fall mantel several years ago.

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsFrom inside the porch, I can enjoy our Topsy Turvy Jack-O’-Lanterns.

painted Jack-O'-Lantern | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd another one of the cheap, plastic trick-or-treating pails that I turned into a planter has made it way onto the porch along with a stack of magazines. There is no better place for perusing magazines than a front porch!

dancing frogs | Cottage at the CrossroadsI know this post is about owls on our fall porch, but the dancing frogs are downright giddy with the cooler temperatures and the feathered friends.

Fall Porch | Cottage at the CrossroadsAnd Rascal? Well, he does what he does best and that’s napping on the porch!

I hope you’ve enjoyed your little porch tour and if you’d be so kind as to pin a few pics on Pinterest, that would be wonderful!!!

Jane from Cottage at the Crossroads

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